What happens when members of Letlive, The Chariot and Night Verses get together? Well, we say hello to the band Fever 333.
On July 4th, 2017, Fever 333 performed a surprise concert in a rental truck in the parking lot of a Randy’s Donuts bakery in Inglewood, California. They presented three new tracks from their first album “Made an America“.
Their lyrics have a political and protest content, influenced by bands like Rage Against The Machine. Fever 333 has also collaborated with artists such as Travis Barker (drummer of Blink 182).
When Canadian singer Lauren Babic and American music comedian Jarrod Alonge get together, this amazing project comes alive… CrazyEightyEight.
Jarrod Alonge, known for his music comedy channel on YouTube, began writing songs in parallel. For a long time, he was looking for singers to close the circle as a composer. Finally, in 2016 he contacted with the singer Lauren Babic (Red Handed Denial), where they both agreed on styles to be able to carry out CrazyEightyEighty. Later Patty Walters joined the band .
Besides this first album, “Burning Alive“, I recommend you to take a look at their two covers EPs, I’m sure you’ll find very interesting songs like The Sound (The 1975), When Your Were Young (The Killers), The Kill (30 Seconds to Mars) or Duality (Slipknot).
After the hangover of this first year with you, what better way to recover than with Sôber, our first Spanish blog band.
I remember two moments with Sôber:
1. When I come back from my academic year in the U.S., I will not forget that my first band I heard after so much Nu-Metal. Without a doubt a new chapter in the national scene. 2. Year 2001, Festimad Music Festival. All of us with our red Yankee caps waiting anxiously for Limp Bizkit to come up on the main stage. Unfortunately we were disappointed not to see them for lack of “security” (if the 9 members of Slipknot could, no one understood how the selfish Fred Durst, couldn’t). After all the confusion, I was not looking forward to seeing them, because is the next stage and minutes before I’d seen Sôber giving it all. It was a good “taste in my mouth” to go home.
As time goes by, it’s been a year since we started this great adventure and I couldn’t be more grateful.
It’s being a time of learning, not only as a blogger, but also as a personal challenge to grow as a musician. Without a doubt, an enjoyable experience to recycle, discover and share.
A long time ago, when I started in music, there was no better feeling than getting together with your friends and playing covers of your favorite bands. Unlike what you see on TV or hear on the radio, you sound pretty bad rehearsing in your parents’ garage or basement. As time goes by, things get better, you stop playing other people’s songs to writte your own songs. You record your first demos in real music studios, you give free demos, you promote yourself giving concerts… All this at a time when social media was mouth-to-mouth. Finally and as a natural selection, call it a lack of talent, bad luck or not being in the right moment… All that illusion disappears one day.
Now that I’m a few years older, I realize that having a band with only 12 years old wasn’t the most common thing. So I feel very fortunate to have lived that moment.
Sometimes, we have to go back in order to move forward, in my case I’ve had the illusion again to get together again with my friends to play covers of our favorite bands. So I couldn’t find a better excuse to celebrate this 1st Anniversary of Mabanag Music and share my 10 favorite songs from Pop to Metal performed by modern bands.
I hope you like it… A million thanks to all of you who follow me in this madness!
Top 10 favorite covers of Mabanag Music:
10. Red – Ordinary World (Duran Duran) 9. Halestorm – Bad Romance (Lady Gaga) 8. Seether – Careless Whisper (George Michael) 7. Enemy Inside – Summer Son (Texas) 6. Non Point – In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) 5. Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson) 4. Limb Bizkit – Faith (George Michael) 3. Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) 2. I Prevail – Blank Space (Taylor Swift) 1. Bad Wolves – Zombie (The Cranberries)
“If you’re not pissed off, then you’re not paying attention” – Ded. That’s how this American band from Arizona presents itself.
I can say that they are the first band on the blog that defines their style in a very clear way: “With our music – we want to make the listener feel like how you feel after you’ve watched a really good horror movie – on edge, jittery… And very much alive“. We can hear this theme in their lyrics, hoping that they will inject life into the Hardcore genre.
In This Moment, an American band formed in 2005. They were born in MySpace and today they have a legion of fans all over the world.
Singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth met through some friends. After finding that they had a lot in common, they began writing songs together. Some of the recorded demos were posted on MySpace, which generated good feedback and a loyal fan base. Thanks to this, they managed to sign their first record contract with Century Media Records and their first album “Beautiful Tragedy“.
Just a week ago, Bring me the Horizon released their 6th album “amo“. What do you think about this new work?
When I heard the first single MANTRA, I noticed that things were going to be different, and it made sense, because the quality and energy of “That’s the Spirit” would be difficult to beat.
I understand that this album more Pop, more Electronic, more Commercial… Not everyone will like it. Particularly, I was quite shocked the first time I listened to the whole album, but after a while I found the essence of BMTH.
As an amateur musician, there are times of pure creativity and other times when things just don’t come out. The advantage of being in a band, where everyone has a voice, is that when someone is missing musical skills, others are able to rebalance it. In “amo“, Oliver Sykes (vocals) and Jordan Fish (keyboard and programming), pull out the gallons to get the job done.
In my opinion, it’s not a bad album, it just doesn’t sound like BMTH.
This week the Californian band Papa Roach releases their 10th studio album “Who do you Trust?” And you… Do you still believe in the cockroach?
Before introducing themselves in the music world business with their famous debut album “Infest“, the band formed in 1993 recorded several EPs to make themselves known and thanks to them they got their first music contract to Warner Music Group and later to Dreamworks.
The name of the band comes from the grandfather of singer Jacoby Shaddix, who was nicknamed Papa Roach (his real name was Howard William Roatch).
How’s the beginning of the year doing? Here’s a little bit of power to help you with this January. Welcome Days to Come to the independent band list!
Blending pop-styled vocal melodies with heavier, intricate instrumentation, the Georgia based hard rock band Days To Come works tirelessly at taking their brand of positivity as far as it can go. Striving for professionalism & honesty, DTC focuses on solid songwriting & high energy live shows as well as growing & maintaining their fan-base by interacting via social networking.
In July of 2016, DTC released their first EP, Subsist: The Art of Survival (2016). Touring throughout the southeast states over the rest of the year & into 2017 in support of their release, the band continues to put in the work required to advance their career. Partnering with booking agency Blind Anxiety Entertainment, management company Crown Artist Development, & indie label From The Depths Entertainment, DTC stays on the road as much as possible.